Boys In Blue Will Take On The Houston Dynamo At Pratt & Whitney Stadium At Rentschler Field

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYCFC is going to play a home game on the road.

The Major League Soccer team announced Tuesday it has moved the Sept. 23 match against the Houston Dynamo from Yankee Stadium to Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The match is still slated to begin at 3 p.m.

According to the NYCFC website, the venue change comes as a result of a Yankees game that had to be rescheduled due to rain.

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Sports director Claudio Reyna told the team’s official website East Hartford is the best option for an NYCFC home game.

“Pratt & Whitney Stadium is a great venue for us due to its wonderful playing surface and facilities,” Reyna said. “Hartford is a great soccer city which has hosted many important international games. I played there in a couple of games for the National Team many years ago and it was always a wonderful place to play with a fantastic atmosphere and environment.

“We’re looking forward to playing there and having our fans come out and support the team in Hartford,” he added.

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For those concerned about the match relocation, NYCFC said fans will have the option to exchange their tickets to another regular season home game at Yankee Stadium or receive a refund.

In addition, the team said fans will receive access to a special pre-sale to secure tickets to the match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at a discounted rate. Transportation options will also be made available to help accommodate fans.

For more information on tickets and transportation to the Sept. 23 game, please click here.

A winner of three straight matches, NYCFC (14-7-4) will take on the New York Red Bulls on Friday night at Red Bull Arena.